Teaching Materials


The Mir­ror of Race project was found­ed in part to make ear­ly pho­tographs, as well as essays and com­men­tary, freely avail­able to all view­ers. Our hope is that both the gen­er­al pub­lic and teach­ers will use them for edu­ca­tion­al pur­pos­es.

To this end, the project intends to devel­op a vari­ety of aids to assist teach­ers in using this site, what­ev­er the edu­ca­tion­al lev­el, from ele­men­tary school to grad­u­ate stud­ies.

One exam­ple of this is the essay on this site by by Dominique Zino and stu­dents in one of her col­lege writ­ing class­es, “On See­ing and Writ­ing Togeth­er,” in which Zino explains the mul­ti-media process by which she and her stu­dents col­lab­o­rat­ed on a project using the images in the Mir­ror of Rae col­lec­tion.

If you are an edu­ca­tor and you would be inter­est­ed in assist­ing us in devel­op­ing teach­ing tools for Mir­ror of Race, or if you have ques­tions about using this site for your own teach­ing, please con­tact us at gfried@suffolk.edu.

Rec­om­mend­ed links for teach­ing about race:

For a project that explores how to teach cul­tur­al iden­ti­ty through sto­ry­telling, we rec­om­mend Susan O’Halloran’s web­site.